Nestled within Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Makanyi Lodge offers a luxurious base from which to discover this fascinating area's wildlife. Two thrilling game-drives depart each day - morning and afternoon - allowing you, alongside an expert local guide, to meet and photograph some incredible animals in the heart of their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for the 'Big Five' - the African Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros and Buffalo - all of which roam the bush, alongside many more captivating species. Bush walks allow you to follow tracks, discover hundred of intriguing plants and observe animals from a safe distance.
Alongside its once-in-a-lifetime game drives, Makanyi Private Game Lodge offers a creative approach to your trip to the bush, with the wonderfully unique Art Safari. Local artist Warren Cary, specialist in drawing and painting the fascinating African wildlife, will join you into the bush, pointing out important features that influence his work, including light and the role it plays on different subjects. Back at the lodge, Warren will lead laid-back workshops - consisting of pencil techniques, textures in nature, tonal changes, perspective and composition - allowing you to create a masterpiece souvenir of your time at Makanyi.
A haven of tranquillity within the African bush, Makanyi Private Game Lodge offers just seven stunning suites, providing complete intimacy and precious alone time. For the ultimate romantic escape, book a secluded pool suite, boasting a decadent four-poster bed and a sleek outdoor plunge pool just for you. After an unforgettable game drive, unwind with an indulgent couple's massage from the comfort of your suite. An array of romantic dining options are yours to choose from - whether a picnic in the bush or an intimate candlelit dinner - whilst the stargazing experience offers quality time together with unspoilt views of the Milky Way.
Specialist Photographic Safaris and Art Safaris are also available at an additional charge.